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Re: [chat] Just wondering
- To: Jon Teh <jon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [chat] Just wondering
- From: Greg <greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 15:22:23 +1000
- Cc: general slug chat <slug-chat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
I have time, so feel free to explain why exactly web forums suck more
than mailing list...and yes, I run in threaded mode. I've yet to hear
anything other then "Web forums suck, email list don't". Is it because
you're set in your ways and prefer emails? That could be the only
explanation I can think of, as to why you'd say it's 'ten times better
than a web forum'.
On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 14:44, Jon Teh wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 10, 2004 at 09:12:05PM +1000, Greg wrote:
> > Wouldnt a web based forum be easier to follow than a mailing list?
> > Just curious, as IMHO, and not to upset the balance of nature here, but
> > trying to follow the history of each thread is like puttung a glass
> > bottle back together after you smash it. If its a matter of never been
> > thought of, then let me be the first to propose a web forum, and the
> > first to volunteer to set it up, and host it.
> > As I said, I'm not interested in upsetting any one here, but hope to
> > improve the communication flow.
> Why don't you just set up you mail client to view messages in threaded mode?
> The only reason you would find it difficult to follow mailing lists is if
> your client is set up in a defective manner, or you have a defective client.
> I don't need to go into the details of why web forums suck ten times more
> than mailing lists, as i'm sure others would be more than happy to point
> this out.